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New Series! New Box Set! New Cover! Free Reads!

So excited to share lots of great news with you! (and possibly use up my entire year’s worth of exclamation points in one post <g>).

First, my new series for Entangled Publishing has a new name and my first book in the series has a fab new title.

Drum roll, please!

Watch this space for a cover reveal for Icing Temptation, the first book in my Dockers Score! series. Tentative launch date is Jan/Feb 2021, hopefully just as hockey is getting back underway for the long-delayed 2020-21 season.

Lots of news for my New Jersey Ice Cats series too.

First, a delicious new cover for A Perfect Catch.

Also, I’ve now released A Perfect Collection, which contains the first 3 full length books in the New Jersey Ice Cats series and a bonus novella.

And, because it’s the season of giving, head over to my For Readers section and download not 1, not 2, but 3 free, bite-size festive reads!

As a bonus, you can also download the French and German versions of A Perfect Party!

Wherever you are and however you celebrate, I wish you and yours a wonderful festive season. Please stay safe and take care so that we can all have a happy and healthy 2021!

New Look New Jersey Ice Cats! New Series!

So excited to be able to share lots of great news with you!

First, the relaunch of the first two books in my New Jersey Ice Cats series, A Perfect Distraction and A Perfect Trade. Aren’t these new covers delish?

These will be avilable in ebook only, for now, but watch this space as I’m working on Print on Demand.

A Perfect Distraction is available now and A Perfect Trade is up for preorders, available June 11.

Look out too for my novella, A Perfect Grey Christmas, featuring the character my lovely readers ask most about, former Ice Cat and now successful restauranteur, the delicious Ryan Grey.

Ryan’s story originally appeared in the anthology, Christmas at Caynham Castle. I’m now releasing it on its own, with a yummy New Jersey Ice Cats cover. The anthology is still available, if you’d prefer.

A Perfect Grey Christmas is available for preorder and will be available just in time for the July 4th holiday – a Christmas in July treat!


This won’t be a surprise to those of you who follow me on social media, or who receive my newsletter … but for the rest of you, I am delighted to have signed a contract with Entangled Publishing for the first book in a new hockey romance series, featuring the Newark Dockers. Tentatively titled Defending Dante, this book is with my editor and I’m hoping for news on a release date soon. So, stay tuned!

Don’t worry – that doesn’t mean there won’t be any more New Jersey Ice Cats. There are several stories still to write. I know you have your favourites, the ones you’d like to see featured next … Mad Dog, Kenny, Chase, Juergen … and I’ll try to oblige at least some of them.

In the meantime, you can look forward to some new hockey heroes and the women who will win their hearts!

Happy Reading!

Recipe for Tracy’s Cheese Scones

A Perfect Catch CoverIn A Perfect Catch, everyone likes Tracy’s cheese scones — especially Ike. Emily, Tracy’s niece (and Maggie’s daughter from A Perfect Distraction), enjoyed making them too. They’re a fun recipe for youngsters to make as the best way to mix the ingredients is to roll up your sleeves and do it by hand!

Several readers have asked if I would share the recipe, so here it is. These are delicious on their own, served warm, with butter, or with crispy bacon. Happy baking!


Ingredients: (makes 1 doz)

225g or 8oz of self-raising flour
55g/2oz butter
85g/3oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
125ml/4 fl oz milk
1 egg

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C/425 F
  2. Mix together the flour and butter
  3. Mix in the grated cheese
  4. Add egg
  5. Add milk to get a soft dough
  6. Turn onto floured surface and knead lightly
  7. Roll out so that it’s approx 1/2in thick.
  8. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to cut out rounds. Try not to twist as you’re cutting.
  9. Knead remaining dough together, roll out and repeat for more rounds.
  10. Place rounds of a greased tray and brush the tops with milk.
  11. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden.

[This recipe originally appeared on The Romance Dish]

Maggie’s Recipe for Bendy Eggs

APD coverIn A Perfect Distraction, Maggie doesn’t like to cook, but she makes Bendy Eggs as a special breakfast treat for her daughter, Emily. Naturally, Maggie ends up making it for Jake too. 🙂

I’ve been asked by a number of readers if I would provide the recipe for Bendy Eggs, so I thought I’d share it with you.

Bendy Eggs are actually a poor man’s version of Eggs Benedict (my favourite!) which doesn’t require making Hollandaise sauce. Who can be bothered with that when you’re hungry for breakfast? This is much simpler and delicious too!

2 eggs

4 strips of bacon

1 English muffin

Cream cheese

1. Toast the English muffin and spread a generous helping of cream cheese on each half.

2. Cook the bacon strips and lay two on each half.

3. Fry or poach the eggs, then place on top of the bacon on each half

4. Voila – Bendy Eggs!

[Note: this recipe also appeared on www.romancecooks.com]

Launch Day – Le Feu Sous La Glace!


Today is the day! The French version of A Perfect DistractionLe Feu Sous La Glace – is available!

To celebrate, I’m giving away a couple of free, signed copies – one via Facebook and one via Twitter. Comment or retweet to be in with a chance to win!

I also have some special Le Feu Sous La Glace postcards. If you would like me to send you one, please send me an email via my website link, with your snail mail details.

Buy links: Amazon (France) – book

Amazon (France) – Kindle

Amazon (UK) – Book

Amazon (UK) – Kindle

Good News!

It’s been a great week!

First, some more lovely reviews for A Perfect Distraction – thank you so much to all the readers who took time to post reviews!

2014GWAoEContemporarySeriesSecond, A Perfect Distraction is a finalist in the prestigious Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence – many thanks to the Southern Magic chapter of Romance Writers of America!

Last, but definitely not least, I can reveal the blurb for A Perfect Trade! Check it out on my Books page. Don’t forget that you can find the pre-order links there too.

Ooh La La!



World, meet Jake! Well, how the French arm of Harlequin envisaged him – and I have to say, they’re pretty close! Check out those gorgeous ice blue eyes.

A promised, here is the cover of Le Feu Sous La Glace – the French edition of A Perfect Distraction – which will be launched in France, in April. You can pre-order your copy from Amazon.fr here and from Amazon.co.uk here.

If you’d like the opportunity to win a copy of Le Feu Sous La Glace, check back here or keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter pages – I’ve managed to get hold of some extra copies of this book, so I’ll be running at least one contest to give it away.

A Perfect Start to 2014!

2014 is off to a great start, with the news that A Perfect Distraction will be released in France, in April, as Le Feu Sous La Glace! It’s already up for sale on Amazon France, though there isn’t a cover image yet. As soon as I have a cover, I’ll post it here.

That’s not all! A Perfect Trade, book 2 in the New Jersey Ice Cats series, has been confirmed as a July 2014 release!

Prize Draw Winner!

Apologies for the belated announcement about the winner for the A Perfect Distraction exclusive t-shirt Prize Draw – I was busy wrapping up book 2!

Ada's picture

So without further ado, congratulations to ADA HUI, who sent me this picture of A Perfect Distraction in Winnipeg! Ada, please send me your snail mail address, via the contact form on my website and will send your prize out to you.

Stay tuned everyone for a special Christmas Prize Draw! I’ll be announcing it in the next few weeks. And please keep sending your photos of you with A Perfect Distraction – the book or on your eReader. I treasure each and every one!

A Perfect Distraction Prize Draw!

t-shirtSince I live in England and won’t see A Perfect Distraction on the shelves :(, I’m looking for a little help from my friends.

And, I’m throwing in a small incentive. 🙂

All you need to do, is send me a pic of A Perfect Distraction on-shelf in a store, preferably with you in it too, and tell me your name and which town and country you’re in. Then, I will enter you in a prize draw to win an exclusive A Perfect Distraction t-shirt.

You won’t be left out if you’ve downloaded A Perfect Distraction to your ebook reader/tablet or bought your copy online! Send me a pic of yourself with A Perfect Distraction – either the paperback or the book on your ereader/tablet – tell me your name and where you live (town and country), and you’ll be entered into the draw too.

Email your pics to prizedraw at annasugden.com (without the spaces) and put Photo Prize Draw in the subject line. The deadline for entries is September 30th, 2013.

Some things to note: Only one entry per person. Your photo and name may be used on my website and on my social media pages. Entering will automatically subscribe you to my newsletter, but I will never give your information to anyone else. There is no alternative to the prize.